Bolton Council could get cash dividend from Manchester Airport passenger increase
9:46am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
BOLTON Council could be in line for a boost after Manchester Airport reported increased passenger numbers for August.
More than 2.3 million passengers travelled through the airport last month, a seven per cent increase on the same period in 2012.
Bolton Council holds shares in the airport and receives an annual dividend.
In previous years, the council has spent the money on free school meals.
The increase in passenger figures marks the airport’s 15th consecutive month of growth.
New routes during 2013 that have been part of the successful summer have included easyJet’s new service to Moscow.
The top five foreign destinations for this summer were Palma, Amsterdam, Dubai, Alicante and Dalaman.
Ken O’Toole, chief commercial officer for MAG, owners of Manchester Airport, said: “We’ve had our best summer in over five years and we are delighted to see passenger numbers continuing to rise at Manchester.”
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